Last rites declaration of Ioannes Paulus PP. II (Karol Wojtyla)
2nd April 2005
That the old things will be forgotten. Isaiah 43:18, 19; 65:17, 10
That the Ark will no longer be remembered. Jer. 3:15, 16
That the temple should be rejected. Jer 7:12, 13, 14.
That the sacrifices should be rejected, and other pure sacrifices
established. Malachi 1:11.
That the order of Aaron's priesthood should be rejected, and that of
Melchizedek introduced by the Messiah. Ps. Dixit Dominus.
That this priesthood should be eternal. Ibid.
That Jerusalem should be rejected, and Rome admitted, Ibid.
That the name of the Jews should be rejected, and a new name given. Isaiah
That this last name should be more excellent than that of the Jews, and
eternal. Isaiah 56:5.
That the Jews should be without prophets (Amos), without a king, without
princes, without sacrifice, without an idol.
That the Jews should, nevertheless, always remain a people. Jer. 31:36
611. Republic.--The Christian republic--and even the Jewish--has only had
God for ruler, as Philo the Jew notices, On Monarchy.
When they fought, it was for God only; their chief hope was in God only;
they considered their towns as belonging to God only, and kept them for God.